Media release: Friday, 23 April 2010
The National Archives' website Mapping our Anzacs provides an easy way for people to discover World War I diggers from their family or their community – and also pay tribute to them.
By browsing a series of maps, website visitors can view the names of Anzacs who were born or enlisted in more than 10,000 places across the world. Links provide details on each individual, including access to digitised copies of their service record, their next of kin and their relations who also enlisted.
Visitors can also attach information about and photographs of their own World War I soldiers through the online scrapbook. Newspaper death notices, and photographs of medals and plaques, as well as family pictures of and stories about those who served have all been placed there as tributes to various diggers.
Mapping our Anzacs can be explored at mappingouranzacs.naa.gov.au